Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean poked fun at his recent gun-shot injury in Haiti as he performed for the first time since the incident.

The former Fugees star was shot in the hand after his car was attacked and peppered with bullets as he was being driven through the city of Port-au-Prince promoting the election in his native Haiti.

But the hip-hop artist brushed off the shooting in a freestyle rap as he performed at Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas on Saturday, with a Haitian flag wrapped around his wounded hand.

And Jean is thankful his misfortune helped to highlight the country's turmoil, which may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Speaking to People.com, he said: "It brought light to the fact that there was an election going on that day. I don't think none of you all knew about an election in Haiti until everyone heard what happened to me."

The rapper, whose primary residence is in the United States, had expressed his desire to run for president in his home country, but Haitian lawmakers ruled him out of the race when they decided he did not meet the necessary residency requirements.

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